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Bols Bartending Academy

With over 10 years of experience and having trained tens of thousands of bartenders worldwide, our award-winning trainers teach you everything you need to know about how to become a bartender and how to kickstart your bartending career successfully!

"Our coaches are both mentors and friends and our classmates are friends for life. At the Bols Academy I found a place to learn and grow."

Victor Branco; Lisbon Portugal

Bartending courses

Meet the trainers

Ivar de Lange

Ivar de Lange started bartending in 1996. In 2008 he decided to open his own cocktail bar. Both with the bar and as a bartender, Ivar has won many awards, competitions and accolades. He has been named Hollands’ Best Bartender by his colleagues. Ivar manages the Bols Bartending Academy and is involved in the cocktail developments in all the markets.

Tyron Francisca

Tyron Francisca is the senior trainer of the Bols Bartending Academy. Tyron started bartending in 2007, originally as a bartender and later as bar manager. He has participated in several flair and cocktail competitions. He loves to share his passion for cocktails and bartending and as senior trainer dedicated to take the hospitality industry to a higher level.

Are the Bols courses officially certified?

Yes! We are officially certified by the Dutch Hospitality Education Board (SVH). This means that our advanced bartending course is part of the 'leermeester' diploma and our courses and exams comply with their strict quality rules.

Does the course include overnight stays?

Your course does not include overnight stays. At walking distance of the Bols Bartending Academy are several hotels and hostels in all different price categories. Stayokay is one of them, located in the famous Vondelpark at 5 minutes walking distance.

What is the online bartending academy?

To help you with the theory and to make it possible to study in your own time and at your own pace, we have developed an online learning journey. Together with learning scientists and professional bartenders, our academy trainers have designed this online bartending academy. Through its design it increases your learning efficiency and your experience at the Bols Bartending Academy.

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